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Category : Road Tests

First Drive: Volkswagen Touareg

7 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s tech-laden new flagship aims to continue its fleet appeal. Jonathan Musk heads to Austria to find out if it does.

First Drive: Citroën C4 Cactus

7 months ago / 0 comments

There are some pleasant surprises behind the quirky C4 Cactus’s restyle, explains Alex Grant.

Road Test: Volvo XC40 D4 AWD R-Design Pro

7 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s first compact SUV should have old and new rivals feeling worried, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Ford EcoSport

7 months ago / 0 comments

EcoSport gets a new look and improved quality, but the class has moved on, says Martyn Collins.

Road Test: Abarth 124 Spider

8 months ago / 0 comments

There’s more to Abarth’s lively drop-top than good first impressions, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC EX

8 months ago / 0 comments

Honda’s brilliant small diesel engine joins the Civic line-up, but can it match its predecessor’s frugality? Alex Grant finds out.

First Drive: Suzuki Swift Sport

8 months ago / 0 comments

Lighter, longer, more powerful and practical, the new Swift Sport aims to worry the established elite at their own game, discovers Jonathan Musk…

Road Test: Seat Arona FR 1.5 TSI

8 months ago / 0 comments

Building on the popular Ateca, the compact Arona has all the makings of a great user-chooser car, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Vauxhall Grandland X Turbo Elite

8 months ago / 0 comments

Long suspicious by its absence, can Vauxhall’s Qashqai rival muscle in on a crowded sector? Alex Grant finds out.

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

8 months ago / 0 comments

Already a cornerstone of the range, the new A-Class feels a cut above its rivals, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Renault Captur Dynamique S dCi 110

8 months ago / 0 comments

MPV flexibility in fashionable SUV form, updates to the Captur are predictably light, says Alex Grant. SECTOR Compact SUV PRICE £21,075 FUEL 76.4mpg CO2 98g/km Mixing … Read More »

Road Test: Kia Stinger GT S

8 months ago / 2 comments

Kia’s 365bhp flagship is a turning point beyond its modest sales expectations, says Alex Grant. SECTOR Compact Executive PRICE £40,495 FUEL 28.5mpg CO2 225g/km Confidence; it’s … Read More »

Road Test: Hyundai Kona Premium SE 1.0 T-GDi

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Kona stands to be a game-changer, once the full range arrives, reckons Alex Grant. SECTOR Compact SUV PRICE £21,445-£22,430* FUEL 54.3mpg CO2 117g/km With its … Read More »

First Drive: Range Rover Sport SVR

8 months ago / 0 comments

Is the new Range Rover Sport SVR the most versatile supercar available? Jonathan Musk finds out.

First Drive: Jaguar E-Pace 148bhp Diesel S

8 months ago / 0 comments

Does Jaguar’s new compact SUV live up to standards set by the popular F-Pace? Jonathan Must finds out…

Road Test: Mazda CX-5 2WD 150hp Sport Nav

8 months ago / 0 comments

Mazda’s game-changer gets its heaviest update yet. By Alex Grant. SECTOR Medium SUV PRICE £28,695 FUEL 56.5mpg CO2 132g/km Mazda ushered in a new era with … Read More »

Road Test: Nissan Micra Tekna IG-T 90

9 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan’s reinvigorated supermini is a Micra only by name, explains Alex Grant. SECTOR Supermini PRICE £17,735 FUEL 61.4mpg CO2 104g/km Generational upgrades don’t come much more … Read More »

Road Test: Range Rover Velar

9 months ago / 0 comments

Outgrown your Evoque? The Velar might be just what you’re after, reckons Alex Grant. 

First Drive: Audi A8 50 TDI

9 months ago / 0 comments

The future is hybrid for Audi’s new flagship. By Dave Humphreys.

First Drive: Hyundai i30 N

9 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai’s first hot hatch is a turning point for the brand, says Alex Grant.

First Drive: Lexus CT 200h

9 months ago / 0 comments

A major refresh when a new model is perhaps what’s really needed, suggests Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Momentum Pro

9 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s best-selling nameplate has become a real threat to the German brands, says Alex Grant. SECTOR Large SUV PRICE £39,500 FUEL 50.4mpg CO2 148g/km Although the … Read More »

First Drive: DS 7 Crossback

9 months ago / 0 comments

Is the first DS SUV redefining the segment, or just following the crowd? Alex Grant finds out.

First Drive: Hyundai Kona

9 months ago / 0 comments

A decent opening foray into the compact SUV market – but there’s more to come, says Craig Thomas.

Road Test: Peugeot 5008

9 months ago / 0 comments

Transforming into an SUV does little to dent the 5008’s family-moving ability, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: BMW X3

9 months ago / 0 comments

BMW’s third-generation X3 is a technological showcase, with more to come. By Alex Grant.

Road Test: Lexus NX 300h

10 months ago / 0 comments

Lexus’s big-seller gets a nip-tuck and new safety kit for 2018. By Craig Thomas.

First Drive: Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi GT-Line S

10 months ago / 0 comments

Kia’s big SUV gets a new look and keener drive – has it worked? Martyn Collins isn’t sure.

Road Test: Alpina D3 Biturbo

10 months ago / 0 comments

Half a century in the making, Alpina’s big-seller appeals to both head and heart, says Alex Grant.

Road Test: Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Dynamic

10 months ago / 0 comments

SECTOR: Large SUV PRICE: £82,945 FUEL: 40.4mpg CO2: 185g/km